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  • #SWPACA24: Preparing for Conference Week

    #SWPACA24 begins in just a few days! Here are some tips and reminders as you make your final preparations and travel plans: Transportation between the airport and hotel is limited to ride sharing and other public transit. See the ABQ Sunport’s Ground Transportation page for a full list of options. For those with A/V needs, […]

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    SWPACA24 Guidebook App Now Available!

    SWPACA 2024 is now mobile! Download the free app at https://guidebook.com/g/swpaca24/ — or download Guidebook on iOS/Android and search for SWPACA24. A QR code is also below. With this app, you’ll see any updates in real time and be able to create a personalized schedule of panels, roundtables, and events you’re considering attending. There will also be […]

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    #SWPACA24 Final Program Now Live!

    The final program for #SWPACA24 is now live! As you look through our conference offerings, be sure to check out the special events and professional development opportunities, including our Student Dine-Out night — students: indicate your interest here! As you prepare for the conference, be aware that transportation options between the airport and hotel are limited […]

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  • Early Bird Reg Ends Friday 1/5!

    Today is the last day to register under our Early Bird rates! Head to https://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/ to get started, and email us at support@southwestpca.org for assistance.

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  • A graphic of a hand holding a megaphone, with the text "Last call, travel award apps!"

    LAST CALL: Travel Award Apps Due TODAY (12/15)!

    📣 LAST CALL: Travel Award applications for both students and contingent faculty are due today! All you need is an accepted proposal to #SWPACA24 and the name and email of an academic reference who can verify your student or contingent status. Head to https://southwestpca.org/conference/travel-awards-for-students-contingent-faculty/ to submit!

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  • SWPACA24 Awards & Prof Dev Opportunities

    As you starting making plans for February, don’t forget to check out our various Awards & Prof Dev opportunities, including: Schoenecke Leadership Institute for those interested in conference organization and leadership, due 12/1 NEW! Travel awards for contingent faculty and students, due 12/15 Graduate student paper awards, due 1/1 Full info can be found at https://southwestpca.org/awards-professional-development/

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  • #FeatureFriday: Meet the Fellows! Ashley Johnson

    👩 Ashley Johnson (she/her/hers) 📍 Dallas, Texas 📚 English PhD program, University of Texas, Arlington ❓ What are your research interests? My research interests include writing for children (especially middle grade literature), adaptation theory, Arthurian Legend, lit pedagogy, representations of diversity in literature, and the cultivation of identity through storytelling. ❓ What got you interested […]

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  • A yellow circle surrounded by confetti on a blue backdrop. Inside the yellow circle is text that reads “Last Day to Submit for #SWPACA24."

    LAST CALL for Submissions!

    📢📢📢 LAST CALL for submissions to #SWPACA24! Submit today at https://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ and don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with us in Albuquerque for SWPACA’s 45th 😎🥳

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    Reminder: #SWPACA24 Proposals Due 11/14!

    🤞🤞🤞 There are just THREE days left to submit to #SWPACA24! Find your Subject Area at https://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ and get your proposal in today!

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  • #FeatureFriday: Meet the Area Chair! Adrienne Domasin, The Last of Us

    🙂 Adrienne Domasin. I currently live in Mission Viejo. Since completing my doctorate, I’m an independent scholar and professional writer. I’m the editor for a collection on The Last of Us due to be released in 2024 and I am under contract to publish a manuscript based on my dissertation on The Last of Us. ❓ Explain […]

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  • Celebrate 45 years at SWPACA24!

    Calling all SWPACA attendees and supporters, past, present, and future: join us as we celebrate 45 years! These last four and a half decades have been filled with countless critical conversations, engaging writing and research opportunities, and most of all, new and long-lasting connections and friendships. Toast with us in Albuquerque, February 21-24, 2024. There’s […]

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  • #FeatureFriday: Meet the Area Chair! Darrell Hamlin, Spy Culture

    👨 Darrell Hamlin, PhD (he/him/his) 📍 Hays, Kansas 💼 Associate Professor of Political Science, Fort Hays State University ❓ Explain your history and involvement with SWPACA. My first SWPACA conference was in 2013. I have participated in various ways at every conference since then. Papers, area organizing (Crime & Culture, Politics, Spy Culture), roundtables, recruiting guest speakers, etc. […]

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